The saying, “it’s the thought that counts” may be true, but how much thought do people really put into their gifts? Gift cards, lame t-shirts, cookies and DVD’s are often unappreciated and can even be re-gifted. But here are some definite keepers:
- Take the electronic rock guitar shirt and add it’s sibling the electronic drum kit shirt and you have music to last you throughout the New Year. These shirts are available at ThinkGeek.com in kids and adult sizes and are the perfect gift for your entire family.
- The Magic Wand Remote is a must for any Harry Potter fan. It can control anything that needs a remote control; from televisions and DVD players to stereos and fans, all it takes is a swish and flick. Muggles can buy these wands from Hammacher Schlemmer. (Hammacher.com)
- The Voice Activated R2-D2 is a six pound, 15″ robot that responds to your commands. If you have a child on your list who loves Star Wars this is definitely the gift to buy. R2-D2 can play tag, guard rooms, play back movie lines and “talk” back to you in his many different moods. He can also be found at Hammacher.com
- Star Wars Science The Force Trainer teaches Jedi padawans to levitate a ball inside of a tube with their minds. A brainwave reading device is included to register the user’s activity. Toysrus.com is one of many places that carry this unique item.
- Complete their Jedi training with Master Yoda. Available as a backpack, this life-sized replica of the ultimate Jedi teacher can be worn wherever your loved one goes. ThinkGeek.com sells this online.
- Moboshift is a three-wheeled joystick contolled trike that can handle up to 250 pounds. This low-ground cruiser has a seat that adjusts so that everyone in the family can use it. Buy this and other awesome gifts at Baronbob.com
- If you’re looking for something Hawaiian, look no further than alohagifts.com. Their Hawaiian Chess Set Game includes poly-resin pieces made to look like Kanaka Maoli (aboriginal Hawaiians) from long ago. This special set comes with two additional games: backgammon and checkers.
- The Keri Smith Box Set comes with three interactive books that encourage the flow of creative energy: Wreck This Journal, This Is Not a Book and Mess. All three are hands-on, non-traditional journals with instructions and prompts to get people started on their journey of rediscovery. Amazon.com sells these books, as well as a large variety of similar journals by the same author.
- Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things, Sneakier Uses for Everyday Things and Sneakiest Uses for Everyday Things are a trio of books that are made to inspire people in unconventional ways. A favorite of MacGuyver fans, these thick manuals will show you things like, ‘how to twart an intruder with a single rubber band’ and how to turn a calculator into a metal detector. ThinkGeek.com carries all three of these very helpful works of literature.
- The iphone case with flip out keyboard attaches to your iphone and allows you to use the external keyboard to type all of your messages. No more touching the wrong letter while typing or sending texts to the wrong number. Another great product available at ThinkGeek.com
Click on the links above to unleash your dormant nerd and share the wonderful originality of these awesome presents with your family members.